Ponderin’ and Wonderin’: A Conversation with Self

Ponderin' and Wonderin': A Conversion with Self At seventy-one, I'm hung upon my ladder's last rung, With its many steps, And the protruding doornails of a door half hung, Wonderin' what more in life I could've won,  And why still try to do something BIG before I'm done? Shouldn't I presently Commit to having fun? Cease…

Ode to Chava Chavarin and the ‘Tres Camarones’ Team

  *Note: The following poem was inspired after I listened to the audiobook of "Into the Beautiful North," By Dr. Luis Alberto Urea Ode to Chava Chavarin and the "Tres Camarones" Team*  What is in a name? I hesitate to say, But the name, “Chava Chavarin,” continues To ring in my brain today, anyway -- Though…

Poem: “Frothing at the Mouth”

  Frothing at the Mouth It infuriates me And froths my mouth That pushy bull, “Bethel-A-hole,” Corralled me into her “pen” To write for her "pad" — Her newsletter, that is! Then tried to whiplash me Into my own automobile, To further wrap The noose about my neck, Then squeeze it — She’s another hornet…

Poem: Lovely Lively Lizards

Lovely Lively Lizards I detest supporting lazy "lizards" -- Leeches, losers, and welfare abusers: Socialism can be Welfare for users. So, lazy-daisy loafing "lizards," Penniless-paupers, down-and-out dizzards, Get off your rump, use your gizzard, And from the welfare rolls be scissored! My new slogan is herein delivered: "Be part of the solution, Not the pollution…

Original Sayings and Short Poems: From My Pen to Yours

~ Original Sayings 'n' Short Poems From My Pen to Yours @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ I Think Mice Are Very Nice I think mice are very nice. Some people say they have lice, And leave mouse tracks in their rice. With pet mice that's quite rare, So therefore I declare, I still think mice are very nice! Stephany Spencer (My…

Essay-Poem: “John Cage and Composing”

The avant-garde composer John Cage said: "The material of music is sound and silence. Integrating these is composing." Could we say the material of poetry is also sound and silence -- or syllables and silence? And integrating these is composing -- albeit poetry?  We could, as well, compose music and poems that go together ... compose songs,…

Homage to Detective Sam Brower, Author of “Prophet’s Prey:” A Chronology of Warren Jeffs, the FLDS, and Short Creek/Colorado City

The Book "Prophet's Prey," was authored by outstanding LDS Mormon Leader, Activist, Detective and Private Investigator Sam Brower. It is among the best books written on life within Mormon fundamentalist clans and enclaves. A film by the same title, "Prophet's Prey," opened in theaters on September 18th, 2017. It's based on Brower's chronicle of Warren Jeffs…

Rebecca Kimbel: Producer and Artist, Ex-Mormon Fundi, Human Rights Advocate, and Community Activist

    Today I'm featuring my highly gifted, amazing Aunt-in-law Rebecca Kimbel. You'll see what I mean when you listen to her YouTube interviews and TED talks; and view her outstanding oil paintings -- also available on YouTube. To make it easier to learn more about her, I copied and pasted, below, some of her online information. But…